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4 Quick Halloween Safety Tips

by Cindy Bond

Kids love Halloween. When else can they dress up, get goodies, and act spooky? But parents may worry about their children trick-or-treating, getting candy from strangers, and more. Dr. Alan Woolf, a pediatrician and the director of the Massachusetts Poison Control Center, suggests these simple tips to ensure your kids' safety this Halloween season.

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Halloween safety tip, child drawing on jack o lantern

Pumpkin Carving Safety


Although there are many supposedly "kid-safe" knives on the market, carving pumpkins is for adults only. Pumpkins are heavy, slimy, and unwieldy — even for adults. Let your kids participate by drawing on the face and scooping out the insides with a spoon. Design your jack-o'-lantern's face with this template tool.

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